library, table, mirror, chandelier, console, "commode", cabinet, bookcase and
Italian style furniture
During the 15th century in Italy there arose great renewed interest in the heritage of the antique architecture,
sculpture, furniture and other fine arts of ancient Rome, called the European renaissance. This revival of classicism
in the italian furniture occured principally between the years 1400 and 1650.
18th - early 19th century Renaissance took its rise in
Italy where the Grecian ornament had influenced Roman and early Italian
Italian furniture in Venice
Wood-workers of Venice
make sometimes grotesque carvings. In
addition to walnut
the Venetian cabinet-makers used other woods as the groundwork for
their furniture inlays and veneering like willow,
Italian furniture in Florence
In Florence the basic or primary material for the Tuscan furniture is wood like chestnut, cypress,
fir and poplar. They also use a bit of iron, leather and metal into the patterns or designs.
The beautiful Florentine folding chair of X-like form was the forerunner of state chairs.
Italian furniture in Milan
In Milan brown walnut
was frequently inlaid with ivory and bone by a
process known as certosina.
and ebonised woods, inlaid with
ivory, produced many remarkable effects.
Antique Italian marble coffee tables enjoyed a surge throughout Europe
and America in the mid-late 1800's.